I know very well Bali and Lombok, because I have been livig there . Yes sea in Bali is not quite perfect for swim, it is perfect for serving. But Bali have many beutifull resort bioth in the beach either at the mountain. Bali wonderful wit their cultural, environment, and the beach.Transportation is very good, hotels are so many alternative, they also provide car, bike, motor bike rental. It is close to Lombok Island. Lombok Island is simlar with Bali. You can swim in Lombok at Pulau Lampu. beutifull site there with white sand. People say if you want to see Bali, yoiu can just only visit Lombok Island. Because ain Lombokm you can meet Bali cultural and Lombok Cultural. Ok every one..